The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1419 1327 988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.48% 14.99% 12.92%
As % of the Vendors category 30.70% 31.55% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 643 453
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £166 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £494 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 122 148
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.92 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4622 4206 3620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.16% 47.50% 47.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2430 2025 1662
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 252 326
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.93 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +1 372 £394 +4.93% 136
Hampshire 0 352 £375 +4.16% 117
Buckinghamshire +1 211 £325 -7.80% 77
Surrey -3 164 £350 - 123
West Sussex +9 115 £390 +20.00% 24
Oxfordshire 0 102 £423 +16.55% 54
Kent 0 43 £355 +18.33% 31
East Sussex -15 26 £300 - 32
Middlesex -8 11 £356 -9.81% 8
Home Counties +4 2 £319 -27.14%
Sussex +2 2 £425 -
Isle of Wight - 2 £345 - 4
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 1164 (40.12%) Windows
2 1085 (37.40%) MS Excel
3 756 (26.06%) Active Directory
4 747 (25.75%) Security Cleared
5 645 (22.23%) MS Office
6 564 (19.44%) SQL
7 529 (18.24%) SC Cleared
8 460 (15.86%) VMware
9 445 (15.34%) ITIL
10 426 (14.68%) SQL Server
11 423 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 422 (14.55%) .NET
13 358 (12.34%) Windows 7
14 352 (12.13%) Finance
15 350 (12.06%) SharePoint
16 341 (11.75%) MS Exchange
17 338 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
18 319 (11.00%) HP
19 293 (10.10%) Windows Server 2003
20 291 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
21 288 (9.93%) DV Cleared
22 286 (9.86%) C#
23 279 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
24 271 (9.34%) Project Management
24 271 (9.34%) Agile Software Development
25 267 (9.20%) CRM
26 265 (9.13%) Citrix
27 264 (9.10%) HTML
28 255 (8.79%) Migration
29 246 (8.48%) JavaScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 350 (12.06%) SharePoint
2 341 (11.75%) MS Exchange
3 135 (4.65%) Lync
4 123 (4.24%) IIS
5 119 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 113 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 106 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 99 (3.41%) BizTalk Server
9 82 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
10 81 (2.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 71 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
12 46 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
13 38 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 31 (1.07%) Node.js
15 29 (1.00%) CMS
16 26 (0.90%) IBM Notes
17 23 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
18 17 (0.59%) SAS
19 12 (0.41%) OpenStack
20 11 (0.38%) Apache
Applications
1 1085 (37.40%) MS Excel
2 645 (22.23%) MS Office
3 168 (5.79%) MS Project
4 167 (5.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 142 (4.89%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.65%) OmniGraffle
7 18 (0.62%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.31%) InfoPath
11 8 (0.28%) AutoCAD
12 6 (0.21%) InDesign
12 6 (0.21%) SPSS
12 6 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.14%) PowerPivot
14 3 (0.10%) PaintShop Pro
14 3 (0.10%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
15 2 (0.069%) Open Workbench
15 2 (0.069%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 208 (7.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
3 49 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
5 12 (0.41%) SAP SRM
6 8 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.17%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.17%) Agresso
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.14%) assyst
8 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.10%) Changepoint
10 2 (0.069%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.069%) Endur
10 2 (0.069%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.069%) HFM
10 2 (0.069%) Hyperion Planning
11 1 (0.034%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.034%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 87 (3.00%) Office 365
2 64 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (0.76%) SaaS
5 15 (0.52%) PaaS
6 14 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (0.38%) IaaS
8 4 (0.14%) Yammer
9 3 (0.10%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.034%) LucidChart
10 1 (0.034%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.034%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.034%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 192 (6.62%) SAN
2 174 (6.00%) DNS
3 164 (5.65%) Firewall
4 159 (5.48%) TCP/IP
5 132 (4.55%) DHCP
6 111 (3.83%) Internet
7 102 (3.52%) LAN
8 95 (3.27%) WAN
9 58 (2.00%) VPN
10 57 (1.96%) SMTP
11 46 (1.59%) VoIP
12 42 (1.45%) SSL
13 39 (1.34%) Wireless
14 35 (1.21%) NAS
15 31 (1.07%) X.500
16 30 (1.03%) X.400
17 29 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
18 28 (0.97%) Ethernet
18 28 (0.97%) Network Security
19 25 (0.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 110 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 92 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 77 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 66 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 57 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
7 56 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
8 50 (1.72%) Relational Database
9 46 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 45 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 43 (1.48%) Oracle Database
12 42 (1.45%) MySQL
13 31 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
14 29 (1.00%) MongoDB
15 28 (0.97%) MS Access
16 26 (0.90%) RDBMS
17 21 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
18 17 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
19 16 (0.55%) PowerCenter
20 15 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 99 (3.41%) Visual Studio
2 79 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 46 (1.59%) Subversion
4 43 (1.48%) Git (software)
5 41 (1.41%) JIRA
6 36 (1.24%) NUnit
7 34 (1.17%) Jenkins
8 32 (1.10%) StarTeam
9 30 (1.03%) MSI
10 25 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
10 25 (0.86%) ClearCase
11 20 (0.69%) Selenium
12 19 (0.65%) GoogleTest
12 19 (0.65%) Axure RP
13 18 (0.62%) CppUnit
13 18 (0.62%) CruiseControl
14 14 (0.48%) Maven
14 14 (0.48%) JUnit
15 13 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 12 (0.41%) SoapUI
General
1 352 (12.13%) Finance
2 194 (6.69%) Telecoms
3 66 (2.28%) Retail
3 66 (2.28%) Marketing
4 41 (1.41%) Banking
5 37 (1.28%) Publishing
6 32 (1.10%) Advertising
7 28 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 27 (0.93%) Military
9 18 (0.62%) Interactive Media
10 16 (0.55%) Legal
11 15 (0.52%) Games
12 13 (0.45%) Back Office
12 13 (0.45%) German Language
13 9 (0.31%) Billing
13 9 (0.31%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.21%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.17%) Local Government
15 5 (0.17%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 558 (19.23%) Analyst
2 364 (12.55%) Developer
3 223 (7.69%) Architect
4 173 (5.96%) Support Engineer
5 147 (5.07%) Consultant
6 133 (4.58%) Project Manager
7 122 (4.21%) Support Analyst
8 119 (4.10%) Administrator
9 109 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 99 (3.41%) .NET Developer
11 87 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
12 77 (2.65%) Desktop Support
13 75 (2.59%) Service Analyst
14 72 (2.48%) Service Desk Analyst
15 66 (2.28%) Technical Architect
16 65 (2.24%) Data Analyst
17 61 (2.10%) 3rd Line Support
18 59 (2.03%) Desktop Engineer
19 57 (1.96%) Server Engineer
19 57 (1.96%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 422 (14.55%) .NET
2 264 (9.10%) HTML
3 193 (6.65%) ASP.NET
4 166 (5.72%) XML
5 135 (4.65%) CSS
6 119 (4.10%) Web Services
7 85 (2.93%) .NET Framework
8 78 (2.69%) WCF
9 67 (2.31%) AngularJS
10 66 (2.28%) jQuery
11 58 (2.00%) JSP
12 57 (1.96%) HTML5
13 56 (1.93%) ASP.NET MVC
14 50 (1.72%) Application Packaging
15 44 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
16 37 (1.28%) REST
17 31 (1.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 28 (0.97%) Ajax
19 27 (0.93%) RESTful
19 27 (0.93%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 279 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (4.83%) Clustering
3 97 (3.34%) Management Information System
4 79 (2.72%) Blackberry
5 73 (2.52%) User Experience
6 63 (2.17%) PKI
7 36 (1.24%) Open Source
8 35 (1.21%) Replication
9 34 (1.17%) Computer Science
10 32 (1.10%) NHS
11 26 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 24 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
13 19 (0.65%) Mobile App
14 18 (0.62%) Social Media
14 18 (0.62%) iPhone
15 17 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (0.59%) Visualisation
16 16 (0.55%) CMDB
16 16 (0.55%) SecurID
17 14 (0.48%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 1164 (40.12%) Windows
2 423 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 358 (12.34%) Windows 7
4 293 (10.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 228 (7.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 207 (7.14%) Linux
7 169 (5.83%) UNIX
8 154 (5.31%) Windows XP
9 58 (2.00%) Windows 8
10 56 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 40 (1.38%) Windows 2000
12 33 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
13 25 (0.86%) Windows Vista
14 20 (0.69%) AIX
15 18 (0.62%) Windows NT
16 15 (0.52%) Apple iOS
17 14 (0.48%) Android
18 13 (0.45%) Mac OS X
18 13 (0.45%) Solaris
19 10 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (15.34%) ITIL
2 271 (9.34%) Project Management
2 271 (9.34%) Agile Software Development
3 267 (9.20%) CRM
4 255 (8.79%) Migration
5 172 (5.93%) PRINCE2
6 138 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 130 (4.48%) Service Management
8 118 (4.07%) MVC
9 116 (4.00%) Scrum
10 115 (3.96%) Change Management
11 95 (3.27%) Service Delivery
12 94 (3.24%) Business Intelligence
13 93 (3.21%) Validation
14 88 (3.03%) Knowledge Management
15 85 (2.93%) Disaster Recovery
15 85 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
16 82 (2.83%) Data Migration
17 79 (2.72%) Test Scripting
18 71 (2.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 564 (19.44%) SQL
2 286 (9.86%) C#
3 246 (8.48%) JavaScript
4 207 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 110 (3.79%) VBScript
6 86 (2.96%) VB
7 80 (2.76%) VBA
8 79 (2.72%) Java
9 78 (2.69%) C
10 59 (2.03%) T-SQL
11 57 (1.96%) C++
12 30 (1.03%) VB.NET
13 28 (0.97%) PL/SQL
14 26 (0.90%) PHP
14 26 (0.90%) Shell Script
15 25 (0.86%) Python
16 16 (0.55%) Ruby
17 15 (0.52%) Perl
18 10 (0.34%) Objective-C
19 7 (0.24%) VC++
Qualifications
1 747 (25.75%) Security Cleared
2 529 (18.24%) SC Cleared
3 338 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 288 (9.93%) DV Cleared
5 190 (6.55%) Degree
6 168 (5.79%) MCSE
7 115 (3.96%) MCP
8 106 (3.65%) ISTQB
9 98 (3.38%) MCITP
10 94 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
11 70 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 69 (2.38%) MCSA
13 61 (2.10%) ISEB
14 48 (1.65%) CCNA
14 48 (1.65%) VCP4
15 41 (1.41%) MCTS
16 37 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 35 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 34 (1.17%) CCNP
19 29 (1.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (4.72%) SLA
2 62 (2.14%) QA
3 28 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.48%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.21%) HL7
8 4 (0.14%) DICOM
9 3 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.10%) COBIT
9 3 (0.10%) P3O
10 2 (0.069%) GAMP
10 2 (0.069%) GMP
10 2 (0.069%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.034%) COSO
11 1 (0.034%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.034%) BS25999
11 1 (0.034%) CDISC
11 1 (0.034%) GCP
System Software
1 756 (26.06%) Active Directory
2 291 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (7.24%) Hyper-V
4 67 (2.31%) vSphere
5 59 (2.03%) XenApp
6 48 (1.65%) VMware ESX
7 47 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 47 (1.62%) XenDesktop
8 33 (1.14%) Terminal Services
9 30 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
10 25 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 15 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (0.52%) Firmware
12 13 (0.45%) ISA Server
12 13 (0.45%) UAG
13 12 (0.41%) XenServer
14 6 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
14 6 (0.21%) DFS Replication
15 5 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 239 (8.24%) SCCM
2 92 (3.17%) SCOM
3 65 (2.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 49 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
5 41 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 34 (1.17%) Backup Exec
7 28 (0.97%) SCSM
8 27 (0.93%) WSUS
9 24 (0.83%) ARCserve
10 22 (0.76%) HP SIM
11 21 (0.72%) NetBackup
11 21 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
12 20 (0.69%) Tivoli
13 19 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
13 19 (0.65%) Puppet
14 18 (0.62%) WMI
15 17 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
16 15 (0.52%) OVSD
16 15 (0.52%) MOM
17 11 (0.38%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 460 (15.86%) VMware
2 319 (11.00%) HP
3 265 (9.13%) Citrix
4 242 (8.34%) Oracle
5 186 (6.41%) Cisco
6 78 (2.69%) Red Hat
7 77 (2.65%) SAP
8 70 (2.41%) McAfee
9 69 (2.38%) Symantec
10 67 (2.31%) IBM
11 62 (2.14%) Dell
11 62 (2.14%) CA
12 56 (1.93%) NetApp
13 54 (1.86%) Remedy
14 39 (1.34%) Lumension
15 38 (1.31%) F5
16 35 (1.21%) CheckPoint
16 35 (1.21%) Business Objects
17 32 (1.10%) Apple
18 29 (1.00%) Informatica
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Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
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Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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Berkshire
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Rate: £400 - £460 Per Day
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Berkshire
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Rate: Market Rate
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West Sussex
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Rate: £425 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
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Rate: £100 per day
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Rate: £9 - £14.5 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Gold Group
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
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Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £9999 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £200 - £270 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
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Rate: Market related
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Berkshire
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